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Farm manager at Murray Bridge

Avantara Lincoln Park

Grain Broker / Advisor

Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA
  • Full-time

CloudBreak Grain Marketing is South Australia & Victoria's premier grain brokerage and advisory service offering growers a comprehensive package of grain marketing solutions. Based in the Adelaide Hills, CloudBreak growers span from the South Australian Eyre Peninsula, right through to the Wimmera in Victoria. CloudBreak was established in 2008 and is now a rapidly growing independent agribusiness with a focus on helping grain growers improve their bottom line.

We have an exciting Grain Broker/Advisor opportunity for a person who has strong communication skills, a high level of enthusiasm and a passion to learn. This role would suit someone who has either had experience in business or starting out in the agribusiness industry.

Your responsibilities within this role would include researching grain markets, their trends and providing advice to your own client base. Alongside this, physical grain brokerage is also a significant part of the role. This position will also enable you to travel to expand CloudBreak’s existing clientele, as well as participate in workshops and field days.

Further progression into a risk management type role is available for those who are interested in commodity/financial trading.

As a Grain Broker/Advisor you will need to:

  • Understand and operate within the Australian commodities marketplace
  • Develop a sound understanding of fundamental supply and demand drivers
  • Understand supply chain dynamics
  • Grasp risk management concepts
  • Research daily grain pricing information for a range of commodities
  • Analyse market fundamentals and trends to draw conclusions and provide grain marketing advice to clients
  • Maintain a client base.
  • Assist with report writing 
  • Participate in workshops and field days

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Highly effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in technical report writing
  • Proficiency in Excel and the entire Microsoft suite
  • Have a strong work ethic, with the ability to manage time wisely
  • Be able to research, analyse and draw conclusions from relevant information
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Be a dedicated team player with a willingness to consistently learn


  • Attractive renumeration package
  • Bonus and incentive schemes
  • Use of work vehicle for business related trips
  • Be a part of a young, motivated & driven team within a rapidly growing agribusiness company
  • Regular social events & team bonding

For more information or an open discussion about the role, please call Ed on 08 8388 8084. Applications will only be accepted via SEEK. 

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Experienced Vineyard Machine Operator

Woodside, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA
  • Full-time

Tolley Viticulture is a family owned vineyard management company based at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. In recent years the Adelaide Hills has gained an international reputation as one of Australia's premium cool climate grape growing regions, with innovative viticultural and winemaking practices ensuring a bright future. Located only 35 minutes from Adelaide CBD it presents an enviable lifestyle in which to live and work. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic experienced machine operator to join our team. The position is a permanent full-time role.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The position involves tractor operations including 2 row fungicide and 2 row herbicide spraying with associated chemical handling, slashing, trellis maintenance, machine harvesting operations and general duties that contribute to maintaining and developing premium vineyards. Due to seasonal demands hours may vary and there is an expectation that you will be required to work some weekends and nights. Above award rates will be paid to the right candidate as well as other generous staff benefits. All vineyards are located in the central hills area so there is minimal travel between sites.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • a strong desire to be involved in the industry
  • enjoy working outdoors
  • a solid background in machinery operations
  • sound communication skills and ability to work with limited supervision
  • current driver’s license (own transport) plus forklift and/or MR truck license desirable 
  • current chem cert AQF3 preferred however training provided if required
  • at least 2-3 years' experience in a similar role

Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] or if you have a query regarding this role phone (08) 83899407. Applications close Friday 31st May at 5 pm.


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Farm Hand/ Farm Manager

Wellington, Riverland & Murray Mallee SA
  • Full-time

Skilled Farm Hand – Certified Biodynamic Cattle & Cropping Enterprise

Location: Wellington SA, Murray Bridge SA, Paris Creek SA

Salary: Negotiable based on experience and employment arrangements

Position: Skilled Farm Hand (Potential for Assistant Manager role)

Introduction: Join a pioneering family-operated enterprise at the forefront of sustainable agriculture. We're seeking a skilled farm hand with a passion for biodynamic farming to contribute to our certified cattle and cropping operation. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of sustainable agriculture within a supportive team environment.

Bullet Points:

  • Self-replacing easy calving Angus herd and cropping operation
  • Certified Biodynamic practices with a unique European machinery fleet
  • Career development opportunities available; open to experienced farmers seeking a less intensive role focused on machinery and infrastructure maintenance

The Role: As a key member of our team, you'll work primarily at our Wellington property, with potential involvement across other sites as needed. Responsibilities include pasture management, cropping cycle activities, and cattle husbandry. You'll also play a crucial role in maintaining our unique European machinery fleet and farm infrastructure.

The Employer: Join an experienced family operation committed to sustainable farming practices. We prioritise safety, communication, and providing an enjoyable work environment for all team members.

The Offer: Negotiable salary package with potential accommodation provided. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Wellington, with nearby access to amenities in Murray Bridge. Explore the natural beauty of the Murray River region during your downtime.

The Ideal Candidate:

We're looking for candidates with:

  • Machinery operation experience
  • Mechanical aptitude and fabrication skills
  • Knowledge of cropping cycles and soil health
  • Animal husbandry expertise
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to learn

To apply, submit your resume to [email protected] or call 0426 400 895.

Join us in shaping the future of sustainable agriculture!

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Merchandise Manager

Nutrien Ag SolutionsMurray Bridge, Riverland & Murray Mallee SA
  • Full-time

Platinum Ag Services is a leading provider of Agribusiness products in the South Australian and Mildura  market place. Servicing Merchandise, Livestock, Water and Real Estate markets we have a strong customer focus and the product range to continue our growth.


We are currently offering a great next step career opportunity for a Merchandise Manager to join our team in Murray Bridge. This is a critical role in the merchandise team which requires you to be able to build long lasting partnerships with customers and deliver appropriate advice and tailored solutions using your specialist knowledge of a variety of agricultural products and supplies.


About the opportunity: 
Reporting to the Branch Manager, you will be responsible for managing sales and inventory of Broadacre Farming, Animal Health, and General Merchandise operations, driving performance in these categories across our Murray Bridge branch.

You will work closely with management, agronomists and sales teams, providing merchandise support such as stock takes, retail operations improvements, on farm meetings, technical information and mentoring to encourage improved performance. 

You will have input to branch budgets and manage the Merchandise P&L. You will negotiate with suppliers and develop pricing strategies, oversee stock levels and marketing initiatives with the aim of maintaining the businesses competitive position for all lines.  You will analyse market trends, and climatic & seasonable considerations to ensure Platinum Ag Services is first choice for rural customers in the region.


About You:

To be successful, you will have:

  • A strong merchandise sales background and proven skills in merchandise co-ordination.
  • The drive to network and identify opportunities for business development will also be key to your success.  
  • You will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills to foster solid long-term relationships with customers and key internal stakeholders together with the ability to drive business outcomes and performance.
  • Ideally you will have exposure to SAP, together with strong MS Excel for reporting. 
  • A forklift license is desirable but not essential. 
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Sunnyside, Riverland & Murray Mallee SA
  • $60000 to $70000 annually
  • Full-time

Eldridge Fresh Organics is a family owned business based around the Murray Bridge Area, specialising in growing organics vegetables all year round.


We are seeking a Production Horticulturalist to join our team.

$60,000 - $70,000 per year (exclusive of superannuation & non-monetary benefits)

Located at Sunny Side 5253

Full time position

Responsibilities – This hands-on position includes but is not limited to

  • Maintain agricultural equipment to ensure smooth operations. 
  • Manage inventory levels of plant nutrients and chemicals, ensuring uninterrupted supply. 
  • Prepare specialized growing media and arrange appropriate containers & pots for cultivation. 
  • Oversee the entire propagation and planting process with attention to detail. 
  • Coordinate logistical operations for the efficient delivery of agricultural products. 
  • Source and acquire essential supplies including seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals.  
  • Monitor and proactively address plant health issues while implementing biosecurity measures. 
  • Conduct pruning activities for both young and mature plants. 
  • Develop and manage irrigation systems tailored to specific crop requirements. 
  • Document and analyse soil conditions, compost samples, and crop performance, offering. 
  • Analyze, environmental factors to select the most suitable seed varieties for optimal yield. 


Skills & Experience Required 

  • Minimum certificate III in Horticulture 
  • Minimum 1 year experience in the Organic Vegetable industry 
  • A current forklift license and experience using a bin tipper attachment 
  • Attention to detail and passionate about organic produce 
  • Proactive and self motivated 
  • Competent in driving tractors & loaders 


Please apply with your cover letter and CV that addresses your qualifications for this role.

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Technical Trainer - South Australia

EmmettsMurray Bridge, Riverland & Murray Mallee SA
  • Full-time

Established in 1957 Emmetts are a leading multi-franchise agricultural equipment group and one of Australia’s largest John Deere dealers. With 15 branches covering the broad-acre, viticulture, horticulture and grounds care farming sectors of Victoria and South Australia we are highly regarded in the farming community and believe the key to our success is the people who work for us!  

Our team has a genuine passion for developing integrated farming solutions that help the Australian farming industry be the best it can be. Join us in our purpose to keep farmers, farming!

About the role

Our Training team is expanding, and we are looking for a new Technical Trainer to join us and help train across our branch network that stretches across South Australia and Western Victoria. 

This diverse and exciting role would be ideal for a Heavy Diesel Mechanic looking to put down the spanners and teach our future Technicians. We are happy to train the right person.

Reporting to our Technical Training Manager, you will be responsible for delivering internal training programs across our organisation, focusing largely on our South Australian branch network.

You will assist with the roll out of John Deere accredited training sessions, such as our apprenticeship program TechSTAR as well work to upskill our employees across the group.

Previous John Deere experience is not exactly essential but we would love it if you're passionate about Agricultural Mechanics and ideally have an appreciation how wonderful John Deere machinery truly is. We are committed to training and supporting the right person to qualify as a John Deere Certified Dealer Instructor. (CDI).

About you

You’ll be a confident communicator, who’s passionate about training the next generation and giving back to the industry. As a talented Heavy Diesel mechanic, you’re looking to take the next step in your career and share your knowledge.

We have 15 branches across SA & VIC so you’ll have the flexibility to travel across our branch network for various planned training programs and you’ll come to us with a willingness to embrace new technology and systems designed to improve and enhance our training delivery.

Why Us?

  • Great Salary plus Car/or Allowance
  • Full training and support from the best Training team - not to mention the opportunity to still use skills and come off the tools
  • The opportunity to take on a newly established role in a growing organisation.
  • Great team working environment and family first, values-based organisation.
  • Autonomy, career development and opportunity to make a direct impact on organisational performance.
  • Relocation assistance for suitable applicants
  • Well established internal teams such as Finance and HR to support our best assets, our people.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing support with individual and confidential access the EAP network

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Beck, our Recruitment Lead on [email protected]

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Administration Officer

Sanderston, Riverland & Murray Mallee SA
  • Full-time

Thornby doesn’t fit the ‘traditional’ mould of a mixed farming enterprise, although that’s where our roots are deeply entrenched. Instead, we’re focused on producing a high-quality lamb and grain product that contributes to feeding the world for generations to come.

Our family have been farming the land at Sanderston, where South Australia’s beautiful Adelaide Hills meet the picturesque Barossa Valley, and that’s where you’ll find our accredited lamb feedlot and home of our broadacre cropping and firewood processing businesses. It’s also where you’ll find most of our team, ranging from mechanics and farm operations assistants through to feedlot operators, shearers and woodchoppers. 

We’re passionate about providing employment opportunities for rural people and we’re on the hunt for a new team member to join our well-oiled administration machine! 

What’s the role?

Our part-time (3 days per week) admin role is based at our on-farm office and will involve a variety of administrative tasks, including:

  • Taking charge of our mass management obligations associated with our trucks, using our established procedures and systems
  • Reconciliation of expenses and accounts using Xero
  • Managing our insurance requirements and register of assets
  • Ensuring vehicle registrations are current and recorded appropriately
  • Involvement in our accounts payable process
  • Data entry for various processes and procedures relating to our machines, animals and general operations
  • Providing a friendly and warm first impression of Thornby to our visitors and callers
  • Handling emails and ensuring appropriate communication throughout the business.

Who are you?

We’re not looking for someone with loads of experience in a farm office environment. Instead, we’d like you to have an effortlessly friendly and welcoming personality where no task is too much trouble. We’d love for you to have a knack for navigating Microsoft Excel and a laser focus on accurate data entry. As a key member of our part-time admin team, we’ll also need you to be able to work well with our team and have top-notch communication skills to ensure no detail in our busy office is missed.

Sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for?

Don’t let us hold you back from applying if this sounds like a role you’d be perfect for! Please reach out to Fiona on 0417 107 039 or email us at [email protected] for more information or to send us your resume with a brief letter letting us know why you’re keen to join our team. Applications close Monday 27th May 2024.

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Vineyard Manager Property

CMV FarmsLanghorne Creek, Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island SA
  • Full-time

About the Company

CMV Farms is a subsidiary of the CMV Group of Companies which has been operating for 90 years and now employs over 1900 staff in South Australia and Victoria. CMV Farms is an equal opportunity employer and has diverse horticultural holdings based in Langhorne Creek, Lindsay Point, Loxton and Robinvale. At CMV, it is our firm belief that our people are our most important asset.

About the Role 

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced Vineyard Manager to help run our 414-hectare wine grape property In Langhorne Creek. In this senior position, you will manage and maintain the wine grape property and lead a small team to ensure consistent quality and yield of our produce. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will ideally be experienced in irrigated viticulture and able to take up the challenge of managing the day-to-day operations. The successful applicant will possess strong leadership behaviours, have proven organisational skills, demonstrate high attention to detail and be able to work well under pressure. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee all day-to-day operations of the property.
  • Manage onsite team by providing ongoing support and training for all staff and contractors to ensure that all work is carried out efficiently and to full potential.
  • Oversee the entire irrigation system to ensuring optimal irrigation delivery.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment regularly. Including monitoring spare parts, chemicals, and consumable stock levels.
  • Monitor and manage income and expenses to maximise sustainable profit generation.
  • Setting the annual budget considering operational expenses and capital investments
  • Ensure the achievement of benchmark yields and quality parameters in accordance with CMV requirements.
  • Directly review monthly P&L accounts to monitor progress and identify trends and areas requiring attention.
  • Monitor business operations to ensure compliance with legal and environmental regulations.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous property management experience including financial acumen.
  • Tertiary qualification in agriculture/horticulture or related discipline is preferred.
  • Drivers / Forklift Licence
  • Chemical Users Licence
  • Sound understanding of horticultural practices, vineyard practices including vine nutrition and irrigation requirements.
  • Working knowledge of irrigation systems and associated software (Enviroscan and Irrinet Motorola programs advantageous)
  • Commitment to safety
  • Independent judgement 
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Planning & Organising skills

What we Offer 

  • On-site Housing is available
  • Attractive Salary
  • Dynamic and energetic business
  • Corporate discounts on health and life insurance programs
  • Yearly invites to the Group annual dinner-dance and Christmas functions. 


How to Apply

If you have the skills and experience necessary and want to become an important part of this dynamic team, please send your cover letter and resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Workshop & Technical Manager

Mount Barker Junction, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA
  • $95000 to $110000 annually
  • Full-time

About Us 

AME Group is an importer & wholesale distributor of specialist equipment & agricultural technology solutions for the viticulture and horticulture industries throughout Australasia. 

We focus on innovative design, high-quality solutions, and building long-term relationships with our dealers/resellers as well as the end-users in our marketplace. Our team is focused, passionate, informed and dedicated to providing great products, whether our design/build or collaboration with our partners and suppliers. 

Based in Monarto South, South Australia we work with a range of dealers and resellers in strategic locations throughout Australia to develop and supply great solutions to save our customers money, make their jobs easier, safer and more efficient through better equipment solutions. 

Your New Role 

The Workshop & Technical Manager is responsible for leading the operational and resourcing requirements of the AME workshop. The role will actively oversee the team and ensure all matters relating to the mechanical and technical services are achieved and will oversee the technical support & service for subsidiary company Agri Automation.

About us

For almost 50 years, our family-owned business has been supporting Australasian growers with cutting-edge viticulture and horticulture equipment that we design and build ourselves or import from partners overseas.

Based in Monarto South in South Australia, we work closely with dealers and resellers across the country to help make our customers’ operations easier, safer, more efficient and more profitable with the best possible equipment. 

We’re all about great relationships, local care, and reliable machinery. That’s why we call ourselves a partner in growth.

About you

You’re results-driven, big on customer service, and can think outside the box to solve problems while working with primary producers who produce top-of-class produce for the world and require our market-leading mechanized equipment to ensure they can do what they do best. 

These skills, together with your passion and resilient nature, will see you managing our technical team to look after our partners, dealers and customers and internal customers across Australia 

  • Contributing to and implementing our workshop and production plans
  • Getting to know our product range and support inside out – so you can wow our dealers and end customers with spectacular service and support
  • Leading the development of 
  • Turning frowns upside down with active outreach and communication
  • Spotting opportunities to support our customers better
  • Managing warranty claims & recovery


To do all that, you’ll need:

  • Strong workshop management, leadership skills, and experience.
  • Excellent technical skills and understanding of mechanical & hydraulics
  • Knowledge of CAD systems is highly regarded
  • Motivation and experience in achieving business and financial objectives.
  • The skill and passion to effectively lead a team.
  • Experience working with hydraulics & agricultural equipment is highly regarded.
  • Awesome communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills
  • A sharp mind to get to grips with new technology products and to work with our team to develop and support new technologies for our industry
  • Impressive problem-solving skills, a can-do attitude and flexible approach
  • A driver’s licence and the freedom to travel
  • Fundamental computer skills

Bonus points if you have experience with viticulture or horticulture equipment. But for us, it’s also about the person who can bring passion, energy, and enthusiasm to our solid team.


Want perks? Here you go!

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work options
  • Work phone and computer
  • Awesome team culture


How to apply

Just click that Apply Now button and send us your CV with a brief cover letter that ticks off all the things we’re looking for above.

As we’re a busy bunch, we can only contact shortlisted candidates. If you don’t hear from us, we’d like to thank you for taking the time to apply and wish you well in your job hunt.


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Livestock Manager

Thomas Foods InternationalLobethal, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA
  • Full-time

About Thomas Foods International

Family owned since 1988, Thomas Foods International (TFI) is one of Australia's largest food businesses. With teams across Australia, the US, Canada, China, Japan and Europe, the Thomas Foods brands and business partnerships grow, supply, and distribute premium meat and seafood all over the world. TFI is an organisation that truly embodies its values-driven philosophy and positive working culture. Now is the perfect time to join this innovative, growing global business. 

Our mission is to feed families globally, through premium quality products, exceptional service and sustainable practices

About the opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Livestock Manager to join our team based in the picturesque town of Lobethal, known for its rich farming heritage. Reporting to the National Livestock Manager, this position will play a key role in overseeing the day-to-day management of our lamb processing operation, ensuring the health and well-being of our animals.

Specializing in livestock, we are dedicated to producing high-quality meat products while upholding the highest standards of animal welfare and sustainability. The successful candidate will share our passion for the agriculture industry.

Key responsibilities include

  • Managing daily operations, including but not limited to, receivals, processing agendas and livestock movements
  • Working within a set operating SOPs
  • Adhering to company and government quality assurance protocols
  • Implement management practices to optimize animal welfare. 
  • Manage a small, diverse team 
  • Liaise with a wide range of key stakeholders in a timely manner

What we are looking for

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in livestock management, preferably in a large-scale farming operation
  • Experience with sheep and/or cattle on a large scale
  • Strong knowledge of animal husbandry practices and livestock health management
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make informed decisions under pressure
  • Proficient in record-keeping and data analysis
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Working dogs preferred but not essential 

If this sounds like you please Apply Now.

If you have any further questions about this role please contact Erin Greed on 0476 288 592 or [email protected]

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to undergo selection pre-employment medical, alcohol & drug screening &Q-Fever vaccination.